Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Marie Antoinette Tea

Yesterday my girlfriend, Lori, and I went to O'Mara's for their monthly theme tea - Tea With Marie Antoinette.

The tables were decorated in keeping with the theme.

Lovely teacups at our table.  My tea of choice was Harney's Pomegranate Oolong.  It was very good.

There were only 18 attendees, and three of those were men.  

The tea began with the soup course, and I selected the Potage aux Legumes [Green Vegetable Soup] topped with Gruyere Cheese Toast.  So delicious!

The sandwich course consisted of Pate on White Toast Points; Croque Marie - Gruyere French Cheese Spread, Dijon, Ham and Tomato on Egg Bread; and Poulet Crudites - Chicken Salad with Pecans and Sliced Grapes on Cranberry Almond Toasties.

Liver isn't something I enjoy, so I didn't eat the Pate on Toast Points.  The other two sandwiches were excellent.

Chef Anita demonstrated how to make Chicken Salad.

As always, they had Brie with Fresh Fruit and Crackers.  Before wrapping the Brie in Filo Pastry, it was glazed with Port Wine reduction.  Of all the ways they've prepared Brie in the past, this was definitely my favorite.  Chef Anita said it was simply 1 cup of sugar to 1 bottle of Port, simmered until it was reduced to syrup.  

The main entree was Quiche Lorraine [Bacon, Chives, Nutmeg and Swiss Cheese], and a Mixed Greens Salad.

Dessert was a Pink Lemonade Scone, Macarons [mine was a delicious Pistachio], Angel Food Apricot Jelly Roll, and Wafer Cookies.

It was a fabulous tea, and a wonderful afternoon spent with a great friend!   July's theme will be Boston Tea Party.  I'll be sure to tell you all about it!


  1. Everything looks so lovely and sounds so good! I love all the French inspired items on the menu but would have to agree with you about the pate'. It's not my favorite. However, that brie sounds divine and the pink lemonade scone sounds interesting, too. So glad you could enjoy this special tea!

  2. Such fun, and lots of delicious food at this tea. Thanks for sharing Phyllis.

  3. Sounds like another fine tea menu at O'Mara's! (And they could have had some of my Marie Antoinette Tea blend, but it probably would have been a bit perfumey for everyone!) OK ... this post has made me hungry so I've got to go check out tea recipes in a wonderful new cookbook I recently received from a dear friend! ;)

  4. It is always fun to see the monthly teas at O'Mara's.


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